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Degas and the Dance
     

Degas and the Dance

Director: Mischa Scorer, Frank Langella, Brian Bedford, Peter Badger

Cast: Mischa Scorer, Frank Langella, Brian Bedford, Peter Badger

 
The six-part made-for-television Artists' Specials Series is an entertaining and educational collection of children's films. Programs focus on a significant segment of an artist's life. Biographical information is mixed with fiction to create compelling stories reflecting turning points in the lives of revered art world figures. In Degas and the Dancer,

Overview

The six-part made-for-television Artists' Specials Series is an entertaining and educational collection of children's films. Programs focus on a significant segment of an artist's life. Biographical information is mixed with fiction to create compelling stories reflecting turning points in the lives of revered art world figures. In Degas and the Dancer, children are introduced to one of the undisputed masters of the late 19th century, the Parisian realist/impressionist, painter, and sculptor Edgar Degas. Born into an aristocratic family in 1834, Degas became best-known for his paintings featuring ballet dancers. In this program, the artist becomes acquainted with a young ballerina Marie von Goetham and is inspired by her deep commitment to her art form. Through this relationship, the two make important discoveries true to all artists. Other videos in the series include Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist, Rembrandt: Fathers and Sons, and Monet: Shadow and Light. The highly acclaimed series is suitable for youngsters age eight and older.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/06/2004
UPC:
0741952303398
Original Release:
2003
Source:
Koch Lorber Films
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:06:00

Special Features

Audio tour with curators' commentary and magnification of nine of Degas' artworks; 83 year timeline of Degas' life highlighting 30 of his works, some rarely seen by the public; Six additional segments including a rare glimpse into the Roché Pastel Shop - the famous house that provided Degas with the pastels he used in his works; The Paris Opéra maquettes not seen in the film; Archival images of the dancers in costume that Degas painted; Demonstrations of 19th century ballet poses by Paris Opéra dancers in comparison to contemporary dance techniques; Widescreen, enhanced for 16:9; English language with French subtitles; French language with English subtitles; Dolby Digital sound

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